Ever since I was a little girl I wanted rainboots. We had close family friends from England so we always called them "wellies". I just loved the sound of that word, "wellies". It is such a fun word and the idea of having special boots just for RAIN seemed extravagant. I even remember having those black rubbers that slipped over my shoes... VERY PRACTICAL but not the least bit extravagant. So on Sunday while we were out shopping I saw THEM. The perfect pair of "wellies". They are black with polka dots. Fun and will even go with a little black dress. I realize not the fashion sense for some but for me it adds the perfect touch of whimsy to a rainy day. As a mom I've always encouraged my kids to jump into rain puddles. I figured that spending their childhood saying "no" to puddles was a waste of time and no way to raise children to enjoy a rainy day. Rainy days can be so disappointing sometimes... stuck inside days, noses pressed against the window days, baking cookies kind of days. So there are these amazing puddles just waiting to be jumped into, the giggles and glee that come from the splashing the feeling that you just did something "bad" but are too happy to care. That look up at mom to see if you are in trouble, and seeing the smile on my face to show that it's okay. I might even join in if no one is looking and maybe even if they are. So now I have my big girl boots... something my dear mommie friends and I say during those days we struggle with the day to day mommy stuff and sometimes on the days that a snowball comes and hits us in the back of the head without warning... the cold snow dripping down our neck and back..."put your big girl boots on and deal with it." So these wellies are for the fun puddle jumping kind of days, snowy slushy days and those days that demand "big girl boots". I am quite delighted with them!